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Kramer, Robert S. 1956-

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Works: 9 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,201 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Dictionaries 
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Most widely held works about Robert S Kramer
 
Most widely held works by Robert S Kramer
Historical dictionary of the Sudan by John Obert Voll( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic of the Sudan was long the largest country in Africa and, according to the general consensus, also one of the least successful in many ways. This was not entirely its fault since it lay along the fault line between Muslim and Christian Africa and between the Nile Valley civilizations and African Sudanic cultures. This partly explains the long and bloody warfare waged by the Southerners to achieve independence, which they did in July 2011. So this hefty book actually covers not one but two states. This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Sudan does so, first, through a lengthy and detailed chronology tracing its relatively few successes and numerous failures. The introductory essay does an admirable job of putting it all in perspective. But the most informative part is the dictionary, with now over 700 entries for this fourth edition. They deal with important personalities, politics, the economy, society, culture, religion and inevitably the civil war. There are also appendixes and an extensive bibliography
Holy city on the Nile : Omdurman during the Mahdīyya, 1885-1898 by Robert S Kramer( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late 19th century of the Common Era also marked the end of the 13th Islamic century, a time when millions of Muslims -- especially in sub-Saharan Africa -- fervently expected the arrival of a Mahdi, a "divinely guided one," who would fill the world with justice and equity and defeat the enemies of Islam. The Sudanese holy man Muhammad Ahmad, proclaiming himself to be the Expected Mahdi, famously led an uprising against Turco-Egyptian rule that culminated in the capture of Khartoum in 1885. Following his sudden death, his successor, Khalifa Abdallahi, ruled Sudan for 13 tumultuous years from Omdurman -- "the Mahdiʹs city"--Opposite Khartoum on the Nile. A self-consciously holy city, a place of pilgrimage, Omdurman was also Sudanʹs market center and political capital. Its history during this era of holy war and martyrdom reveals the complexities and compromises that accompany revolutionary times and addresses the question: How should one live day-to-day in a "holy city" at the End of Time? In our contemporary world of Islamist revolt and resurgent millennialism, Omdurmanʹs history is particularly instructive. -- Publisher description from http://publisher.webfactional.com (Oct. 17, 2011)
Fond du Lac Public Library Great decisions 2002 lecture series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of weekly free public forums on foreign policy issues held at the Fond du Lac Public Library in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Jan. 29 through Mar. 26, 2002, featuring lectures by experts
Islam and identity in the Kumase Zongo by Robert S Kramer( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scholarship and the two Sudans: an interview with Professor Samson Wassara by Robert S Kramer( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An introduction to the Tijani path : being an annotated translation of the chapter headings of the "Kitab al-Rimah" of Al-Hajj Umar by John O Hunwick( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two Tijani scholars of Kumasi, Ghana : biographical notes by Robert S Kramer( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The death of Bassiouni: a case of complex identity in the Sudan by Robert S Kramer( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Historical dictionary of the Sudan
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